Thursday, October 14, 2021 • 6:30 – 10:00 PM • Umlauf Sculpture Garden

Dear Friend of The Austin Center for Grief & Loss,

The Austin Center for Grief & Loss is celebrating its annual Holders of Hope fundraiser and gala at Umlauf Sculpture Garden on Thursday, October 14, 2021. This year more than ever, we are pleased to showcase our services to donors and supporters who play a special role in making it possible for Austin Grief to help heal the pain of trauma and loss.

This annual event secures the funding needed to provide services to children and adults including therapy, support groups and school-based groups in Title 1 schools. Austin Grief is committed to standing in the space of grief and helping our clients hold on to tender hope for the future. In response to the impacts of COVID 19, Austin Grief immediately moved to telehealth therapy and expanded our services to support anyone experiencing loss, trauma, stress, and other mental health impacts due to the pandemic. To date, we are serving 100% more clients than prior to the pandemic.


Please support us as we continue to grow – ever transforming ourselves to better serve our Central Texas community, by sponsoring our HOLDERS OF HOPE DINNER & GALA. The evening will feature delicious food, complimentary wine and beer, and a signature Tito's cocktail. Enjoy a live music experience by harpist Kristen Gibbs. The evening includes a fantastic silent auction, wine pull, and a Kendra Scott pop up shop. Your sponsorship makes an enormous difference in the lives of hundreds of fellow Austinites every single year. Thank you for making this work possible, and for your continued support of thoughtful, meaningful counselling when it’s most needed.

*COVID Event Protocols: Following current health and safety guidelines for ticketed events in Austin, we are asking that all of our guests be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 ahead of the Holders of Hope Gala. Guests who are not fully vaccinated will be asked to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test result obtained within 72 hours (3 days) of the event. The event is outdoors with plenty of space and sanitizing stations add to our efforts to keep each other safe as we come together as a community to support the vital services Austin Grief provides.


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Linda Reilly George Lewis
Diana Resnik
Jeanene Smith & Jay Harvey
Lauree Moffet
Aquilla Commercial - Jay Lamy
Culligan Ultrapure of Austin - Mike Herman

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Austin Home Seekers
Gracie & Chris Matthews
Ashley Nicole Affair
Ashley Schmick Moody
Kickstand Communications
Molly George
Lucius Bunton
Gareth & Janie Cook
Julie Reilly
Prosperity Bank
Valerie & Jason Archer
Dr. Shubhada Shrikhande,
Texas Oncology
Buzzy & Nancy Woodworth

Curt & Jan Ashmos
Ben & Robin Coopwood
Tom & Susan Hutchison
First Texas Honda
Johnny Lack & Carrie Keith
Austin Anderson &
Kim Nugent-Anderson
Jeannette & Brad Sprague
Brentley & Joanna Weber
Peggy Ingram
Kristi & Blake Stanford
Willingham Family Foundation
Sam & Marcy Greer

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McMinn Law - Jason McMinn
Jon & Emily George

Leo Ramirez

Mary & Charles Dickerson

Shari Shivers

Lanelle & Howard Gillespie

Eugene Sepulveda &

Steven Tomlinson

Joe Bill & DeDe Watkins

Nate Merz

Enterprise Fleet Management

James & Mary Kahle

Nanci & Tommy Tucker

Baylor Scott & White 

ABC Home & Commercial Services

Keith Land and Cattle, LLC

James Davidson

Graduate Contracting

Liz & Duff Stewart

Marcia & Barry Silverberg

Silverberg Associates

Janey Marks & Tom Roland

Enoch Kiver

Catherine and Kevin Morse

Brian & Jane Greig

Sam & Marci Ditzell

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Thank You to our Generous

2020 Sponsors 

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Peggy Ingram Ph.D.

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Diana Resnik

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Gareth & Janie Cook

Beth Ozmun & David Herron

Tom & Susan Hutchison

Robin & Ben Coopwood

Kim Nugent-Anderson & Austin Anderson

David & Cyndee Rust

Jeanene Smith & Jay Harvey

Kristi & Blake Stanford

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Liz,  Duff, Adam, Noah & Grace Stewart

Glenn & Bettilynn Rust

DeDe & Joe Bill Watkins

Brad & Jeannette Sprague

Nanci & Tommy Tucker

Jane & Brian Greig

Mary B. & Peter C. Quoyeser

Laurée Z. Moffett

Larry & Angela Parsons

Bobbie Barker & Dan McClellan

Marvin J. Brittman

Marcia & Barry Silverberg

Anne Alexander, M.D. & David Kessler, M.D.

Shirley Mendelson

Gene & Marsha Attal

Annahita Varahrami

Mary & Charles Dickerson

Neal & Beth Sutton

Ann & Michael Matthews

Mary & Jim Kahle

Denise & Jim Girardeau

Mark & Lori Ramseur

Leo Ramirez Jr.

Janey Marks, LPC & Tom Roland

Nancy Boenitz

Monique & Chris Fullbright

Dr. & Mrs. H. Al Anderson

Buzzy Woodworth

Curt and Jan Ashmos

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